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All decks higher than 30 inches from the ground need a railing

Deck Railing Installation Service & Design

Building beautiful, functional decks in King & Snohomish Counties since 1994!

Since 1983 we have been serving the greater King & Snohomish Counties with beautiful decks. Our goal has been to pepper Washington with beautiful, safe, and durable decks. When it comes to detailed estimates for decks, stairs, and railings projects, give us a call. All estimates and consultations are free! 

Popular Types Of Deck Railings

Composite Deck Railing


Want the look and feel of real wood without the high maintenance requirement? Then composite deck railing (plastic) is just what you need. Composite deck railing is a very durable material that is made from a blend of wood particles and plastic.


  • Can resist harsh weather conditions
  • Very durable
  • Low maintenance (sometimes none is required)
  • Looks like real wood
  • Holds up heavy foot traffic
  • Widely available
  • Sometimes they are sold in kits which are easy to install (but we don’t recommend)


  • You can’t spot repair if there’s damage. You will have to get a new composite deck railing section.
  • Limited in color selection
  • Color sometimes fades too quickly
  • Blockout scenery
  • Can be very costly

Wood Deck Railing


Wood deck railing is a total classic! Its many finishes and ease of customization make it the most popular material to use on any deck.


  • Cheaper than other materials
  • Natural look and feel
  • Very customizable
  • Very Flexible
  • Gives you more control over the look and feel of the railing


  • Maintenance is required
  • Does not last as long as other options
  • Requires a pro to install
  • Can bend and twist, depending on the wood type

Metal Deck Railing


Metal deck railings are the top choice for those leaning towards a modern deck design. Combining metal railings with wood decks is also very common. Metals include steel, aluminum, and wrought iron.


  • Cheaper than other materials
  • Natural look and feel
  • Very customizable
  • Very Flexible
  • Gives you more control over the look and feel of the railing


  • Maintenance is required

Vinyl Deck Railing

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Their ease to work with and warranties make it popular amongst homeowners.


  • Does not crack, split, or stain easily
  • Very low maintenance
  • Low cost


  • Oxidization (white chalkiness) develops over time – but can be restored
  • Cannot be stained
  • Reflects heat

Cable Deck Railing


Cable deck railing has increased in popularity lately. With cable deck railing you get tough stainless steel and clean, modern design. We extremely recommend cable deck railings if you have a lovely view and don’t want anything blocking it.


  • Highly customizable
  • Tough stainless steel
  • Modern design
  • Long-lasting


  • Most expensive deck railing option
  • Tough to install

Glass Deck Railing

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Glass deck railings give you a clear view of your surroundings. For a modern design, many homeowners will choose a glass deck railings with metal rails.


  • Beautiful look to your deck
  • Open views
  • Very durable
  • You will get a windbreak (It’s both good and bad)


  • Pricey
  • Maintenance – cleaning both sides of the glass
  • Can make your deck warmer during summer
  • Sometimes birds can fly into the glass
  • You will get a windbreak (good and bad)

Our 3 Step Deck Railing Installation Service Process

All Decks is a professional deck builder that can install your new deck railings at the best rate. Here is a breakdown of our quick process:


Step 1: Deck railing planning

Once we have assessed your needs, style, and budget, we can design a deck railing that works for you. Keep in mind that when we meet up we bring with us 30+ years of experience in decks and project management.

Step 2: Deck railing design

Our design will bring to life exactly what you had envisioned. We will be in communication with you to ensure you’re aware of all that’s going into your new deck railing.

Step 3: Deck railing building

Once you give us the green light on the design, our crew can get to work. Our team will install the new beautiful railing system in the promised time and budget. All Decks uses the highest quality materials, practices and always follow building codes.

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Deck Railing Installation FAQs

Frequently asked questions about our deck railing installation service

It is a national requirement that all decks higher than 30” above the ground have a guardrail. If your deck is below 30” from the ground, you must still follow building code requirements.

Besides the national deck railing rule, here are Washington’s code requirements:

  • Deck railings must support 200 pounds of lateral pressure.
  • Guardrail supports must be fastened with galvanized (weather-resistant) bolts through the deck framing.
  • The guardrail must be at least 36” for residential homes and 42” for commercial properties.


You don’t need a permit to install or build your deck railings. But, if you are building the deck and the railings you will need a permit.


Our Building Process


Once you have scheduled a time for one of our deck pros to stop by we get to the planning stage. We believe in working together when building your new deck from start to finish. Once we have picked your brain, selected all components, and understand your vision, we will provide you with a free estimate.


Our team will design a vivid and clear plan which will bring your vision and our expertise together. Our designers will be in touch with you a few times to ensure we can deliver just what you want while remaining within budget and safety requirements. We can help with any edits you’d like to make such as additions or edits.


Once you give us the green light, we get to work! Our team will bring your design to life all within budget and using only the highest quality materials and workmanship. We strive to complete every project ontime. Once we’re done, your new outdoor space will be clean and ready to enjoy!